Sorry been away for a while

Hi, sorry apparently we were off line for a while, and with our being away for our 25th wedding anniversary, and Christmas etc, I just have not posted for a while! (stop it, I can hear your Hurrahs from here!)

Today I was asked for some Bach- or maybe something more modern??  Which has posed the question of what would your more modern be?  Beethoven, Mozart? Debussy, Elgar? John Williams or Prince?  the lists are huge!  When you have a dull moment (or want to think about something to get rid of the hiccups) what a great  question to ask yourself!  So many choices!

An Elven Workshop

elf-xmas-displayThe elves are busy in the workshop getting everything ready for Christmas.

We’re very excited for the festive season this year with lots of items arriving on our shelves. Our Christmas crackers are back again, filled with mini bells and other musical trinkets so you can create your own mini orchestra. With many new items in store in time for Christmas, from musical gifts to instruments, come in and see us.


Our customers are normally all lovely (thank you very much)- however there is always an exception to the rule.

The government states that we as a shop owner do not have to refund a product if the customer damages an item by trying to repair it themselves or by getting someone else to do it.

We had a customer in who could not get into a tin of rosin- they are a pull fit- but for some reason they could not get in- instead of bringing it back for us to look at, they brought it back looking like this!

20161018_104200 20161018_104146 20161018_104136They were suprised that after poking something sharp through it, then using mole grips and 5 adults on it, that the rosin did not survive this treatment and wanted to return it.  They were also highly aggressive towards staff.  Please note that we do not by law have to replace items damaged by the customer!

Ukulele Gig Bags

Just taken delivery of some great ukulele gig bags for concert and soprano sizes-  Great padding and lots of storage compared to other bags! Same style in guitar gig bags too- they have a front pocket that zips off and is a rucksack/day sack too!  If you play guitar and uke- have a matching pair!



Just to say hello

Haven’t posted for a while- but with Ali’s operation and the long hot summer it has been quiet at Red Lion Music.  Who wants to shop when you could be on the beach or park when it is 32 degrees outside?  Many more friends and shoppers have been into see us since the holidays ended, and it has been lovely to see every one.  Our Olympic display has sadly come down, that was a favorite and the Olympics and Para Olympics has been great watching. We will be getting our new stock in over the next few months as the reps come round and tempt us with their exciting new items for us to sell.  So please pop in when you are passing!



Hi- Some music lessons are restarting at Red Lion Music this week.  To ease Ali back into work she is going to be teaching pupils who are taking exams this term only this week. It is still only 3 weeks since her surgery, but the recovery is going well.  Those who’s lessons are starting this week have been contacted.  However if you think you were going to be taking an exam this term and have not been contacted, please email the shop, and Ali will get back to you.


Massive thanks from Ali

Thank you so much for your support and best wishes following my operation.  I have been very touched by all the cards and messages.  I am on the mend.  It is only just over 2 weeks since the operation, and everyday I can do more.  Lessons will resume as soon as I am able.  It was a big operation, but seems to have been a success.  So hopefully recovery will be the end of the problem!  Thank you once again for all the support, it has been amazing.



Hi All- due to Ali needing a spot of surgery, there are no lessons this week (5th Sept) and probably none the following week either.  School lessons will resume when she is able to drive (sorry not sure how long that will be- but hopefully before the end of September). Pupils will be contacted about lessons restarting as soon as she is able.